I cannot recommend this run of JLA highly enough. Not only did Byrne and Claremont offer characterization of the Justice League and the Doom Patrol that seems as genuine as the originals in the pre-Crisis, they also actually conceived of a story that did not insult the intelligence of the reader. The length of the story fits its needs, and you can hardly believe that this run is actually one issue away from being over. Read Full Review
Also, whats up with Byrne and gorillas? He spent a substantial portion of his Wonder Woman run getting one ape involved in a dead-end subplot, and now hes got another one centrally featured in this series. Yes, looks cool, but big protective brutes are beyond clich, no matter how many arms they have. Read Full Review
I will concede that I did have to smile at Batman's expression of annoyance by the Martian Manhunter's dialogue exchange where he describes the actions he's taking, as this scene comes to close to breaching the fourth wall to acknowledge Chris Claremont's annoying habit of describing the actions of his characters. As for the art, John Byrne is positively ordinary in his delivery of this story, as the action is easy to follow but the only real striking image that caught my attention was the final page shot of the creatures emerging into the DCU. Read Full Review
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